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School Board Approves Change Orders, New Management Contractor

The Moon Area School Board also OK'd equipment supply purchases at its meeting last night.

School Board Approves Change Orders, New Management Contractor

The approved nearly $40,000 in change orders last night for the district's middle school renovation and new high school construction.

The board approved a high school change order at an increased construction cost of $34,287.32 and a $4,556.19 change order for the ongoing middle school renovation.

The board also awarded a contract to the Pittsburgh-based Global Management Solutions, a contract facility services firm, to provide "operational management support services" for the district at a one-year cost of $73,060.

The firm will provide a contracted professional to act as an assistant director of operations and security systems to work under current Director of Operations James Heck.

"[The contract services] will provide a cost savings," said Alan Bennett, director of fiscal and school services for the district.

Other items from the meeting:

  • The board voted to re-appoint board member Nicholas Pollack as board treasurer through June 30, 2012.

  • The board accepted a bid to replace a cooling tower at Brookes Elementary at a cost of $39,980.

  • The board awarded a bid for the district's 2011-2012 paper supply at a cost of $42,422.

  • The board purchased science supplies from various vendors for the upcoming school year at a cost of $16,187.

  • The board approved the purchase of industrial art supplies from various vendors at a cost of $7,676.

  • The board awarded bids for maintenance and custodial supplies to various vendors at a cost of $57,265.

  • The board purchased carpet cleaning equipment at a cost of $13,871 from Pitt Chemical and Sanitary Supply Company.

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